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DHS pushes tech to responders

Homeland Security Department officials launched a test program today to help smaller communities get commercially available cutting-edge technology to better handle terrorist threats. Through the Commercial Equipment Direct Assistance Program (CEDAP), the Office of State and Local Government Coordination and Preparedness will provide equipment and technical assistance to selected jurisdictions in accordance with their state’s homeland security strategies. Under the program, first responders could receive a variety of technologies, including detection equipment for biological and chemical agents, night vision and thermal imaging devices, protective equipment, information-sharing and search software, analysis software and interoperable communications devices. Full Story

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